Murder of a tourist in Tiznit: justice has decided

By Mohamed Younsi on 08/24/2022 at 7:42 p.m. (updated on 08/24/2022 at 9:44 p.m.) Cold weapon. (Illustrative photo) © Copyright: DR Kiosque360. Justice has just decided in the case of the assassination, last January, of a foreign tourist in Tiznit. The details of the verdict of the Criminal Chamber near the annex of the Salé Court of Appeal, in this press review from the daily Al Akhbar. The verdict fell in the first instance in the case of the assassination, last January, of a foreign tourist in the city of Tiznit. Indeed, the Criminal Chamber near the annex of the Salé Court of Appeal has just decided, during the hearing last Thursday, by confirming that “the accused suffered from mental disorders”. The “criminal irresponsibility” of the respondent has been declared, reports the daily Al Akhbar in its edition of Thursday, August 25. And to specify that justice was convinced that “the respondent was suffering from mental problems likely to reduce his understanding or his will at the time when he committed the criminal act”. The Criminal Chamber near the annex of the Salé Court of Appeal ordered the internment in the “Errazi” psychiatric hospital, in Salé, of the respondent. With this verdict, the courts thus confirmed the decision that had been taken on March 31, ordering, after medical expertise, the internment of the accused in a psychiatric hospital. The accused, the daily recalls, was initially prosecuted for “terrorism, premeditated murder and attempted murder”. This case dates back to January of this year, when this 31-year-old mentally ill man stabbed a 79-year-old foreign national at a popular market in the city of Tiznit. Just after committing this crime, the assassin disappeared into the wild before reappearing in the vicinity of the beaches of the city of Agadir where he almost killed another national of Belgian nationality. This victim was saved in extremis, recalls the daily. And to add that the accused, a native of Tiznit, has a clean criminal record and had previously been admitted to the psychiatry department of the Hassan I Hospital in Tiznit for a month, from September 25 to October 25, 2021. By Mohamed Younsi